JP4578522B2 - Low inductance shield connector - Google Patents

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JP4578522B2
JP4578522B2 JP2007510749A JP2007510749A JP4578522B2 JP 4578522 B2 JP4578522 B2 JP 4578522B2 JP 2007510749 A JP2007510749 A JP 2007510749A JP 2007510749 A JP2007510749 A JP 2007510749A JP 4578522 B2 JP4578522 B2 JP 4578522B2
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
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    • H01R13/648Protective earth or shield arrangements on coupling devices, e.g. anti-static shielding
    • H01R13/658High frequency shielding arrangements, e.g. against EMI [Electro-Magnetic Interference] or EMP [Electro-Magnetic Pulse]
    • H01R13/6591Specific features or arrangements of connection of shield to conductive members
    • H01R13/6597Specific features or arrangements of connection of shield to conductive members the conductive member being a contact of the connector
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R13/00Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
    • H01R13/648Protective earth or shield arrangements on coupling devices, e.g. anti-static shielding
    • H01R13/658High frequency shielding arrangements, e.g. against EMI [Electro-Magnetic Interference] or EMP [Electro-Magnetic Pulse]
    • H01R13/6591Specific features or arrangements of connection of shield to conductive members
    • H01R13/6592Specific features or arrangements of connection of shield to conductive members the conductive member being a shielded cable
    • HELECTRICITY
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    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R13/00Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
    • H01R13/40Securing contact members in or to a base or case; Insulating of contact members
    • H01R13/42Securing in a demountable manner
    • H01R13/436Securing a plurality of contact members by one locking piece or operation
    • H01R13/4361Insertion of locking piece perpendicular to direction of contact insertion
    • H01R13/4362Insertion of locking piece perpendicular to direction of contact insertion comprising a temporary and a final locking position
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R13/00Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
    • H01R13/646Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00 specially adapted for high-frequency, e.g. structures providing an impedance match or phase match
    • H01R13/6461Means for preventing cross-talk
    • H01R13/6471Means for preventing cross-talk by special arrangement of ground and signal conductors, e.g. GSGS [Ground-Signal-Ground-Signal]
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
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    • HELECTRICITY
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    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R24/00Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure
    • H01R24/38Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure having concentrically or coaxially arranged contacts
    • H01R24/40Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure having concentrically or coaxially arranged contacts specially adapted for high frequency
    • H01R24/42Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure having concentrically or coaxially arranged contacts specially adapted for high frequency comprising impedance matching means or electrical components, e.g. filters or switches
    • H01R24/44Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure having concentrically or coaxially arranged contacts specially adapted for high frequency comprising impedance matching means or electrical components, e.g. filters or switches comprising impedance matching means
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R24/00Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure
    • H01R24/38Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure having concentrically or coaxially arranged contacts
    • H01R24/40Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure having concentrically or coaxially arranged contacts specially adapted for high frequency
    • H01R24/56Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure having concentrically or coaxially arranged contacts specially adapted for high frequency specially adapted to a specific shape of cables, e.g. corrugated cables, twisted pair cables, cables with two screens or hollow cables

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  The present invention relates to an electrical connector, and more particularly to a low-inductance high-speed electrical connector for attaching an electrical signal transmission cable to a printed circuit board.

  Conductors that carry high frequency signals and large currents are subject to interference and crosstalk when placed near other conductors that carry high frequency signals and large currents. This interference and crosstalk cause signal degradation and errors during signal reception. A shielded cable can be used to transmit a signal from a transmission point to a reception point, and a signal transmitted by one shielded cable or coaxial cable is transmitted by another shielded cable or coaxial cable in the vicinity. Reduce the risk of interference with the signal. However, signal shielding is often lost at connection points, such as connection to a printed circuit board, thereby causing interference and crosstalk between signals. The use of individual shielded wires and cables is often undesirable at the connection point due to the need to make a large number of connections in a very small space. In these situations, two-part high-speed electrical connectors are used that include shielded conductive paths.

  In a high-speed electrical connector including a shield conductive path, it is desirable to provide stable impedance characteristics for each signal line in the connector. Unstable impedance characteristics cause unwanted distortion in the transmitted signal, and stable impedance characteristics increase in importance as the frequency increases and as the current increases. The unstable impedance characteristic is caused by, for example, a failure of a ground path connected to the signal line or an insufficient ground path between the two signal lines. There is a need for a high speed electrical connector with improved high frequency signal and large current shielding reliability.

  The invention described herein provides a high speed electrical connector for attaching an electrical signal transmission cable to a printed circuit board. In one embodiment according to the invention, the connector is electrically connected to a first terminal configured to be electrically connected to the first signal line of the cable and to a second signal line of the cable. A configured second terminal is provided. An electrically insulative inner housing is configured to keep the first and second terminals electrically insulated from each other to receive a first mating ground contact therein Including cavities. The conductive outer housing receives the inner housing, the first terminal, and the second terminal and is electrically coupled to the cable shield. The outer housing includes a contact for electrically coupling with a first counterpart ground contact received in the cavity of the inner housing.

  In another embodiment according to the present invention, an electrical socket connector comprises an insulating carrier configured to engage a header connector. Positioned within the carrier is at least one cable connector that terminates the corresponding cable. Each cable connector includes a conductive outer housing that is electrically connected to the shield of the corresponding cable. The outer casing has an insulating inner casing that keeps the first and second conductive terminals electrically insulated from each other and from the outer casing. One end of the terminal is connected to the signal line of the corresponding cable. The inner casing is configured to receive the shield blade between the first terminal and the second terminal. The outer casing is electrically connected to the first contact for electrically coupling with the shield blade received between the first terminal and the second terminal, and to the second shield blade on the outer surface of the outer casing. And a third contact for electrical coupling with a third shield blade on the outer surface of the outer housing.

  In another embodiment according to the present invention, an electrical connector system comprises a header connector having a header body with a plurality of signal pins and a plurality of shield blades projecting therefrom. A socket connector with an electrically insulative carrier is configured to engage the header body. The carrier houses a plurality of electrical cable connectors. Each of the plurality of cable connectors includes a conductive outer housing that houses an electrically insulating inner housing. The inner casing keeps at least one conductive terminal electrically insulated from the outer casing. The inner housing includes a cavity that receives one of the plurality of shield blades of the header connector, and the outer housing includes contacts for electrical coupling with the shield blade.

  In another embodiment according to the invention, the electrical connector assembly comprises at least one electrical signal transmission cable having at least one signal line. A socket connector with an insulative carrier houses at least one cable connector. At least one cable connector includes a conductive outer housing having an insulating inner housing therein. The inner casing keeps the first conductive terminal electrically insulated from the outer casing. One end of the first terminal is connected to the first signal line of at least one cable and has a first contact at the other end. The inner housing includes a cavity for receiving the shield blade therein, and the outer housing includes a first contact for electrically coupling with the shield blade housed in the inner housing.

  In the following detailed description of the preferred embodiments, reference is made to the accompanying drawings that form a part hereof, and in which are shown by way of illustration specific embodiments in which the invention may be practiced. It should be understood that other embodiments may be utilized and structural or logical changes may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention. The following detailed description is, therefore, not to be taken in a limiting sense, and the scope of the present invention is defined by the appended claims.

  1, 2 and 3 show a header connector 100 for use in conjunction with a low inductance shielded connector according to the present invention. The header connector 100 is attached to the printed circuit board 30 and configured to connect to a counterpart socket connector 200 (shown in FIG. 4). The header connector 100 includes a header body 102, a plurality of signal pins 104, and a continuous strip of material having a plurality of shield blades 106 formed therein. The header body 102 is formed to include a vertical front wall 110 and horizontal walls 112 and 114 that extend laterally at the top and bottom and project vertically from the header body 102. The front wall 110 is formed to include a plurality of first signal pin receiving openings 116 and a plurality of second shield blade receiving openings 118, all of which are between the inner surface 122 and the outer surface 124 of the front wall 110. Extend to. The plurality of second shield blade receiving openings 118 are formed to have a substantially right cross section. The openings 116, 118 can include a chamfered inlet on one or both of the inner surface 122 and the outer surface 124 to assist in the insertion of the pin 104 and shield blade 106.

  The plurality of signal pins 104 are configured to be inserted into the plurality of first signal pin receiving openings 116 of the header connector 100 to form an array of signal pins 104, which are connected to the mating socket connector 200 (FIG. 6) is inserted into the array of signal pin insertion windows 250 of the mating socket connector 200 when inserted into the head connector 100. Each signal pin 104 is configured to be inserted into the opening 32 of the printed circuit board 30 away from the first end 152 extending beyond the front wall 110 of the header connector 100 and the first end 152. Second end 154.

  Each of the plurality of shield blades 106 is configured to include a substantially right angle shield portion 128 configured to be inserted into a plurality of second, substantially right angle shield blade receiving openings 118. Each substantially right angle shield part 128 of the plurality of shield blades 106 includes a first leg part 130 and a second leg part 132 which are substantially vertical. Each shield blade 106 includes a first end 162. Preferably, the substantially right angle shield portion 128 extends to the inner surface 122 of the front wall. When inserted into the header body 102, the first end 162 of the shield blade 106 extends beyond the plane of the inner surface 122 of the front wall 110 of the header connector 100, adjacent to the signal pin 104. Each strip of shield blade 106 also includes at least one shield tail 148. The number of shield tails 148 may be the same as or different from the number of shield blades 106. The second end 164 of each shield tail 148 is configured to be inserted into the hole 34 in the printed circuit board 30 away from the first end 162 and adjacent to the second end 154 of the signal pin 104. The In one embodiment, tail 148 of shield blade 106 is electrically connected to ground plate 40 in printed circuit board 30. In the preferred embodiment, the shield blades 106 are commonly grounded. In an alternative embodiment, the shield blades are not commonly grounded. In another alternative embodiment, at least one signal pin 104 is electrically connected to ground plate 40 and is commonly grounded with at least shield blade 106 via the ground plate.

  As shown in FIG. 3, the first signal pin receiving opening 116 and the second shield blade receiving opening 118 include a plurality of substantially right angle shield portions 128 of the shield blade 106 substantially surrounding the signal pin 104. The signal pins 104 are symmetrically disposed on the front wall 110 of the header body 102 so as to form a coaxial shield around each of the signal pins 104. A plurality of second, generally right angle shield blade receiving openings 118 each have a central portion 134 coupled to the first and second ends 136 and 138 by first and second narrow throat portions 140 and 142, respectively. Including. The first and second narrow throat portions 140 and 142 are dimensioned to frictionally engage the first and second legs 130 and 132 of the shield blade 106 to hold the shield blade 106 in place. . The central portion 134, the first end 136, and the second end 138 of each of the plurality of second substantially right angle openings 118 provide an air gap 144 that surrounds the substantially right angle shield portion 128 of the shield blade 106. Formed as follows. The geometry and dimensions of the air gap 144, the geometry, dimensions and material of the right angle shield portion 128, and the geometry, dimensions and material of the header body 102 surrounding the air gap 144 are specified. The header connector 100 is configured to adjust to the desired impedance (eg, 50 ohms). The right angle shield blade 106 configuration is suitable for mass production in a continuous strip in a manner that saves material usage.

  Each of the plurality of signal pins 104 includes a pin tail 146 and each strip of the shield blade 106 includes at least one shield tail 148. The number of shield tails 148 may be the same as or different from the number of shield blades 106. In a preferred embodiment, each strip of shield blade 106 has a plurality of shield tails 148, one for every two shield blades 106, where the shield tails 148 are staggered along the strip of shield blades 106. Are aligned with every other shield blade 106. In alternative embodiments, other ratios of shield tail 148 to shield blade 106 may be provided with shield tail 148 spaced evenly or non-uniformly along the length of the strip of shield blade 106. Embodiments having staggered shield tails 148 on shield blades 106 are particularly useful in rear mounting header connectors 100 on a printed circuit board, which are opposed by staggered shield tails 148. This is because the header connectors 100 can be attached to each other in a state where there is no obstacle between the shield tails 148 of the header connectors 100. In the preferred embodiment, pin tails 146 and shield tails 148 are positioned in an equidistant matrix so that back mounted header connectors can be mounted orthogonally to each other. When the signal pin 104 and the shield blade 106 are inserted into the front wall 110 of the header body 102, the pin tail 146 and the shield tail 148 extend outward from the outer surface 124 of the front wall 110. The pin tail 146 and shield tail 148 of the header 100 can be press fit into the holes 32, 34 of the printed circuit board 30 or soldered into the holes 32, 34. Alternatively, pin tail 146 and shield tail 148 may instead be surface mounted to printed circuit board 30.

  One embodiment of the socket connector 200 is shown in FIG. 4 with the socket connector 200 mated with the header 100. The socket connector 200 includes an insulative carrier 210 configured to mate with the header body 102. As best seen in FIGS. 6 and 7, the insulative carrier 210 includes a front wall 212 and four side walls 214a, 214b, 214c, 214d extending laterally and projecting vertically from the insulative carrier 210. Including. Front wall 212 and side walls 214 a, 214 b, 214 c, 214 d define an interior 216 of carrier 210. In one embodiment according to the present invention, the header 100 and the socket connector 200 are configured in accordance with industry standard IEC 61076-4-101. In each embodiment, at least one, typically a plurality of individually replaceable cable connectors 220 are disposed within the carrier 210, and each cable connector 220 terminates a corresponding signal transmission cable 270. The cable 270 may be a coaxial cable or a biaxial cable, for example. For improved performance, the cable is preferably a shielded cable. However, the cable connector 220 is also suitable for use with an unshielded cable 270.

  As best seen in FIGS. 5 a and 5 b, each cable connector 220 includes a conductive outer housing 222. When used with a shielded cable, the conductive outer housing 222 can be shielded with a corresponding cable 270, such as by soldering the outer housing 222 to a cable shield blade using the solder holes 224 of the outer housing 222. 272 is electrically connected. The outer housing includes an insulating inner housing 226 configured to keep the first conductive terminal 228 and the second conductive terminal 230 electrically isolated from each other and from the outer housing 222. Accommodate. Although the illustrated embodiment includes only the first and second conductive terminals 228, 230, it will be understood that additional conductive terminals may be included without departing from the invention. For example, in other embodiments, each cable connector may include 3, 4, 5, or 6 or more conductive terminals. Alternatively, the cable connector 220 housed in the insulating carrier 210 may have a different number of conductive terminals. Each terminal 228, 230 is configured at a first end 232 (adjacent front end or engagement end of the connector 220) and is electrically connected to the signal pin 104 of the header 100. The first end 232 can be configured in any suitable manner for connecting to the pin 104, including beams, bumps, dimples, or other elastically refractable structures. Each terminal 228, 230 is configured at a second end 234 (opposite the first end 232 and near the rear end of the connector 220) to electrically connect with a conductor 235 of the corresponding cable 270. To do. The second end 234 can be configured in any suitable manner to connect to the conductor 235 of the cable 270, such as by soldering or crimping. The corresponding conductor of cable 270 may be a signal line or a ground line depending on the particular application. In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 5a and 5b, the terminals 228 and 230 are connected to the signal line 235 of the cable 270 and then inserted into the internal housing 226. The internal housing 226 includes the internal housing 226 and the external housing. Each of the bodies 222 is slid and inserted into the rear end of the outer casing 222 until it is fixed by snap-fitting engagement by the interaction between the protrusion 236 of the inner casing 226 and the hole 237 of the outer casing 222. The

  The inner housing 226 includes an opening 238 adjacent to the front end of the cable connector 220. The opening 238 is configured to receive the shield blade 106 of the header 100 between the first terminal 228 and the second terminal 230. The conductive outer housing 222 includes a first contact 240 for electrically coupling with the shield blade 106 received at the opening 238 between the first terminal 228 and the second terminal 230. In other embodiments, the outer housing 222 includes at least one contact 242 on the outer surface 244 of the outer housing 222 for electrical coupling with another shield blade 106 of the header 100. In the embodiment shown in FIG. 6, a second contact 242 a and a third contact 242 b for electrically coupling with the second and third shield blades 106 of the header 100 are provided on the outer surface 244 of the outer housing 222. It is done. Preferably, the contacts 242a, 242b on the outer surface 244 of the outer housing 222 are slightly recessed from the outermost periphery of the outer housing 222 to provide space for the shield blade 106 between the directly adjacent cable connectors 220. . The contacts of the outer housing 222 may be of any suitable design including beams, bumps, dimples, or other elastically refractable structures. In an alternative embodiment having more than two terminals, an additional opening 238 is provided in the inner housing 226 so that an opening 238 for receiving the ground blade 106 is provided between all adjacent terminals. For example, a cable connector having three terminals will have two openings, a cable connector having four terminals will have three openings, and so on.

  Individual cable connectors 220 are positioned and retained within the interior 216 of the insulative carrier 210 as best shown in FIGS. The front wall 212 of the carrier 210 is formed to include a plurality of signal pin receiving openings 250 and a plurality of shield blade receiving openings 252, all of which are the outer surface 254 and the inner surface 256 of the front wall 212. Extending between. The openings 250 and 252 are positioned so as to correspond to the positions of the terminals 228 and 230 and the ground terminals 242, 242 a, and 242 b of the cable connector 220 when the cable connector 220 is positioned on the carrier 210. The plurality of signal pin receiving openings 250 are configured to have a substantially circular cross section, while the plurality of shield blade receiving openings 252 are formed to have a substantially rectangular cross section. The openings 250 and 252 may have other cross-sectional shapes depending on the cross-sectional shape of the counterpart signal pin and the shield blade 106. The openings 250, 252 may include a chamfered inlet on the outer surface 254 to aid in the insertion of the pin 104 and shield blade 106.

  A positioning post 260 extends from the inner surface 256 of the front wall 212, and the positioning post 260 has a shape such that individual cable connectors 220 (shown in dashed lines in FIG. 7) are removably retained in the carrier 210. Spaced apart from each other. Additional positioning mechanisms 262 may be provided on the inner surface of one or more sidewalls 214a, 214b, 214c, 214d to assist in positioning and holding the cable connector 220. All cable connectors 220 are secured to the carrier 210 by the retaining clips 266 after being loaded into the carrier 210. The holding clip 266 is inserted through the openings 268 in the side walls 214 a and 214 b of the carrier 210 in a direction transverse to the insertion direction of the cable connector 220 and positioned behind the cable connector 220. The retaining clip 266 is preferably removably secured to the carrier 210, such as by an elastic latch arm, so that the retaining clip 266 can be removed for repair or replacement of one or more cable connectors 220 if necessary. It is.

  As shown in FIG. 4, a cable shroud 269 is also preferably engaged with the carrier 210. Cable shroud 269 protects and guides cable 270 as it exits carrier 210. In one embodiment, the cable shroud 268 guides the cable 270 at an angle relative to the direction of engagement of the socket connector 200 so that a low profile connection is provided. In some low profile systems, the cable shroud 269 guides the cable 270 to bend at a right angle, where the bend radius is less than about 10 times the cable diameter.

  The interaction of the individual cable connectors 220 with the signal pins 104 and shield blades 106 of the header 100 that occur when the header 100 and socket 200 are engaged is shown only for the cable connectors, signal pins 104, and shield blades 106. It is best seen in FIG. As can be clearly seen in FIG. 8, the signal pins 104 are received at terminals 228, 230 in the cable connector 220, while the shield blade 106 has an opening 238 between adjacent terminals in each connector 220, and adjacent In the recessed area between the cable connectors 220 to be received. The shield blade 106 in the recessed area between adjacent cable connectors 220 electrically engages both cable connectors 220. In the illustrated embodiment, adjacent terminals / ground pins are each separated by a ground path. However, in other embodiments according to the present invention, there is no need to provide between every terminal / ground pin adjacent to the ground path. Providing the connector system with a plurality of ground paths provides stable impedance characteristics to the connector system. In particular, by having a plurality of ground paths in the connector system, the influence on the impedance characteristics of the entire connector and individual signal lines due to a single ground path failure is reduced or minimized.

  The plastic parts of header connector 100 and socket connector 200 are all molded from a suitable thermoplastic material, such as liquid crystal polymer (“LCP”), with the desired mechanical and electrical properties for the intended application. The conductive metal parts are made of, for example, a plated copper alloy material, although other suitable materials will be recognized by those skilled in the art. The connector material, geometry, and dimensions are all designed to maintain a specified impedance throughout the part.

  Although particular embodiments have been illustrated and described herein for the purpose of illustrating preferred embodiments, various alternatives and / or equivalents calculated to achieve the same purpose without departing from the scope of the invention. It will be appreciated by those skilled in the art that the particular embodiment shown and described may replace the particular embodiment shown and described. Those skilled in the mechanical, electromechanical, and electrical fields will readily appreciate that the present invention can be implemented in a very wide variety of embodiments. This application is intended to cover all adaptations or variations of the preferred embodiments discussed herein. Therefore, it is manifestly intended that this invention be limited only by the claims and the equivalents thereof.

1 is an exploded perspective view of a header connector according to the present invention having an array of male pins and shield blades. FIG. FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a continuous strip of the shield blade of FIG. 1. FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view of the front wall of the header connector showing the signal pins surrounded by right angle shield blades that form a coaxial shield around each signal pin. FIG. 4 is a perspective view showing a socket connector according to the present invention fitted with the header connector of FIGS. It is a perspective view which shows each cable connector used with the socket connector of FIG. FIG. 5b is a perspective view of the cable connector of FIG. 5a with the outer housing and the inner housing removed. It is a perspective view which shows the fitting surface of the socket connector of FIG. FIG. 7 is a top view of the socket carrier of FIG. 6 with the cable connector removed from the carrier. FIG. 5 is a diagram of the cable connector, signal pins, and shield blade of the mated socket connector and header connector of FIG. 4.

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106 Shield blade 210 Insulated carrier 220 Cable connector 222 Conductive outer housing 226 Internal housing 228 First terminal 230 Second terminal 240 First contact

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  1. An insulating carrier (210) configured to engage the header connector (100);
    An electrical connector comprising at least one cable connector (220) positioned on the carrier (210),
    Each cable connector (220) terminates the cable (270) that corresponds, each cable connector (220), the corresponding cable (270) electrically conductive outer housing that is electrically connected to the shield (272) of A body (222), and the outer casing (222) has an insulating inner casing (226) therein, and the inner casing (226) includes first and second conductive terminals (228). , 230) are kept electrically insulated from each other and from the outer casing (222), and the first terminal (228) has one end of the first signal line of the corresponding cable (270). One end of the second terminal (230) is connected to the second signal line (235) of the corresponding cable (270), and the inner casing (226) is connected to the second terminal (230). 1 terminal (228) and second end The outer casing (222) is received between the first terminal (228) and the second terminal (230). A first contact (240) for electrical coupling with the shield blade (106) and a second contact blade (106) on the outer surface of the outer housing (222) An electrical connector comprising a second contact (242a) and a third contact (242b) for electrically coupling with a third shield blade (106) on the outer surface of the outer housing (222).
  2. The electrical connector of claim 1, further comprising a retaining clip (2 6 6) for securing the at least one cable connector (220) to the carrier (210).
  3.   The cable shroud (269) of any of claims 1 and 2, further comprising a cable shroud (269) engaged with the carrier (210) to guide the cable (270) at an angle with respect to the direction of engagement of the connector. Electrical connector as described in.
  4.   Further comprising a header connector (100) comprising a header body (102) having a plurality of protruding signal pins (104) and a plurality of shield blades (106), wherein the insulative carrier (210) includes the header connector (100) The electrical connector according to claim 1, wherein the electrical connector is configured to engage.
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